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Fantasy Basketball Picks Today: Top DraftKings NBA DFS Targets, Values for January 10

Alex Hunter gives his top studs and value plays at each position for Wednesday’s fantasy basketball slate on DraftKings, which starts at 7:00 p.m. ET.

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Wednesday delivers an eight-game slate. DraftKings continues to offer huge tournaments for DFS players and below are some of my favorite targets at each position.

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Guard

Stud

Tyrese Maxey, Philadelphia 76ers at Atlanta Hawks, $8,900

On top of Joel Embiid (knee) being unavailable, Maxey is in an awesome spot, with the Hawks ranking fifth in pace and 28th in defensive efficiency. The Kentucky product has scored at least 46 DKFP in two of his last three starts sans Embiid and with the center off the court this season, Maxey’s usage has increased 5.6 percentage points to 32.9% and he has generated 1.2 DKFP per minute.

Even with Embiid missing, this game’s total is up to 244.5 points on the DraftKings Sportsbook, which is a testament to how strong of a matchup Atlanta truly is. Maxey should flourish in this spot and is an outstanding high-end value at this sub $9K salary.

Other Options: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander ($10,500), Jaylen Brown ($8,500, boost if Jrue Holiday or Kristaps Porzingis is out), Terry Rozier ($8,500), Tyler Herro ($7,900), CJ McCollum ($7,800, if Zion Williamson is out), Derrick White ($7,600; boost if Holiday or Porzingis is out)

Value

T.J. McConnell, Indiana Pacers vs. Washington Wizards, $6,700

With Tyrese Haliburton (hamstring) out, McConnell is a great target, even at this season-high salary. The veteran started the second half in place of Haliburton on Monday and should start at point guard for this dream matchup vs. the Wizards, who rank dead last in defensive efficiency and second in pace. The only team ahead of Washington in pace is Indiana and despite Haliburton’s absence, this contest carries the highest total of Wednesday on the DraftKings Sportsbook at 252 points.

McConnell is truly one of the most underrated players in the league and with Haliburton off the floor this season, the former is amassing an elite 1.4 DKFP per minute. Furthermore, despite facing three tough matchups in the Celtics, Wolves and Heat, McConnell is producing 35.1 DKFP per game for the three occasions Haliburton has been inactive this season. Now, in arguably the best matchup he could ask for in the Wizards, McConnell should exceed five-times value with ease and has a ceiling over 40 DKFP.

Other Options: Kelly Oubre Jr. ($6,200), Jordan Poole ($5,900), Nick Smith Jr. ($4,200)

Forward

Stud

Miles Bridges, Charlotte Hornets vs. Sacramento Kings, $8,200

Bridges is a strong spend with the Hornets shorthanded tonight. LaMelo Ball (foot) and Gordon Hayward (calf) are out, while PJ Washington (foot) is doubtful. With these players out Monday, Bridges went off for 47 DKFP across 40 minutes vs. the Bulls. Overall, with Ball, Hayward and Washington off the court this season, Bridges ranks second in usage on the Hornets at 26.6%, which is a 2.0 percentage point upgrade from his season average.

Facing the Kings, who rank 11th in pace, 22nd in defensive efficiency and are playing their second game in two nights, Bridges has a ceiling near 50 DKFP.

Other Options: Jayson Tatum ($10,300, boost if Holiday or Porzingis are out), Brandon Ingram ($8,500, if Williamson is out), Kyle Kuzma ($7,800)

Center

Stud

Domantas Sabonis, Sacramento Kings vs. Charlotte Hornets, $10,000

Sabonis dominated the Pistons last night for a triple-double worth 77.5 DKFP. The center has now topped 50 DKFP in seven of his past 10 starts, including four efforts over 60 DKFP. While on the second leg of a back-to-back, Sabonis should continue this impressive run vs. the Hornets, who have major issues at defending opposing big men. Charlotte ranks second-to-last in defensive efficiency and they are yielding the eight most points in the paint.

Sabonis posted 51 DKFP vs. this same Hornets team last Tuesday and should eclipse 50 DKFP again on Wednesday.

Other Options: Alperen Sengun ($8,200), Jalen Duren ($7,100)

Value

Dario Saric, Golden State Warriors vs. New Orleans Pelicans, $4,600

Saric has been extremely efficient off the bench for the Warriors recently, scoring 28 DKFP in 21 minutes per game in his last three. The veteran contributes 1.1 DKFP per minute this season and with Chris Paul (hand), Draymond Green (conditioning) and Gary Payton II (hamstring) all remaining out Wednesday, Saric should continue to see over 20 minutes of action and has a solid chance to surpass five-times value.

In the Warriors’ first meeting of the season with New Orleans, Saric recorded 24 DKFP.

Other Options: Trayce Jackson-Davis ($5,400, if starting), Kevin Love ($5,300), Naz Reid ($5,200), Luke Kornet ($4,400, if both Porzingis and Al Horford are out)


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I am a promoter at DraftKings and am also an avid fan and user (my username is Hunta512) and may sometimes play on my personal account in the games that I offer advice on. Although I have expressed my personal view on the games and strategies above, they do not necessarily reflect the view(s) of DraftKings and do not constitute a representation that any particular strategy will guarantee success. All customers should use their own skills and judgment in building lineups. I may also deploy different players and strategies than what I recommend above. I am not an employee of DraftKings and do not have access to any non-public information.